Meeting Responsibilities for next week
Morgan, Susie
Miller, Douglas
Attendance Desk
Jones, Robert
Coulson, Vivien
Taking Notes
Midgley, Sherry
Future Guest Speakers
Jan 30, 2018 7:00 AM
Destiny Rescue
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Upcoming Events
Rotary District Conference - Blue Mountains
Mar 10, 2018 – Mar 11, 2018
Rotary International Peace Building Conference
Mar 17, 2018
Manly Rotary Fun Run and Walk
Jun 03, 2018
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ken Hopley
January 3
Ted Waters
January 3
Norman Thomson
January 6
Douglas Miller
January 7
Robert Jones
January 27
Barbara Gardiner
December 26
Join Date
John Warren
January 21, 2010
8 years
David Brown
December 3, 1973
44 years
Ted Waters
December 11, 2008
9 years
John Shanahan
December 14, 2006
11 years
Welcome to our Club
We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Royal Far West
19 South Steyne
Manly, NSW  2095
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Tuesday, 12th December 2017
David Brown, Jackie Linnane, Sherry Midgley
Visiting Rotarians Al Matteus (USA), Gudrun Walla (Sweden), Santosh Suvarna (India)
  • MANLY WOMENS SHELTER requesting volunteers for Xmas Gift wrapping at Warringah Mall.
  • CARINGBAH ROTARY CLUB – “Dandelion” support network calling on volunteers to move 55 cots/mattresses from Brookvale warehouse to Caringbah…big strong people needed and looking around our meeting room see few people that meet that criteria.
BIRTHDAY: Many happies Lynne sorry it’s a week too early..
Lynne has developed an excellent presentation for today’s meeting, updating on progress on her project and informing newer members and visitors.  She explained the reasoning for establishing the DRY COMPOSTING TOILETS into the remote island villages some 65km from mainland PNG.  Apart from raising the importance of Hygiene levels in the villages there is the huge benefit to young women in their ability to attend school during their menstration.
From the original three toilets set up in April of this year Lynne is upscaling her project to include five islands in the programme.  She is encouraged by the usage rates with the best being over 90% and recognition that lesser usage villages is more about positioning of toilets, which because of technology and lack of odour, can be placed in central positions of these villages.
Lynne recounted some harrowing stories of defecating in the old primitive ways from her uncle being attacked by crocodile to her visiting camera man falling through the walkway into the sea.
Lynne’s latest challenge is her dispute with DFAT and their determining that she is not qualifying for monies from the Incentive Fund.  This is a major impediment to her progress and she is pursuing every means to enable funding.  Knowing what she has been able to achieve so far and her tenacity to develop further we can only offer our full support.
Session conducted by Doug Miller and issues raised that are important to operations of club moving forward and need to be actioned as soon as possible.
1.   QUORUM – This issue has been discussed at Board and Club level and centres on the low attendance levels at Board Meetings, mostly for legitimate reasons, but not allowing some important action items to be addressed.  Suggestions include reducing the number of Directors to establishing Quorum numbers that include President plus three Directors and Treasurer.  Proxies for absent Directors will also allow issues to be dealt with at Board Meetings.  There was consensus on these proposals.
2.   FUNDING GUIDELINES – Much discussion with members present, but agreement that the last “GUIDELINES” dated October 2017, and circulated by Doug Miller was the template for choosing and funding of projects.
George McLelland raised some concerns from his experience with ADI and these should be considered.  John Shanahan’s opinion that no project can proceed without viewing latest financials of subject and forensic costing exercise.  This eliminates any grey areas and future repercussions. Maggie Shanahan again raised the issues of Operating expenses as opposed to Capital costs and quoted the Standtall and PCYC bus driver funding as examples.
Again, the discussions were mostly around the Capital verses Operating options and reminded of the old “Nature V Nurture” arguments.
3.    SMALL AMOUNT FUNDING – Doug raised the issue of small amount funding requests and proposed a speedier way to decide and fund small projects.  This resulted in requests being dealt with at Board meetings and actioned.  An example given by Susie Morgan was the request for $100 towards Xmas gifts for those needy folks at the Manly Women’s Shelter.
4.    STANDTALL PROJECT – there were enough questions raised by members to the suitability of this request and agreed that it fell into the grey area of Capital v Operating.
The two projects that best meet the clubs guidelines and are the result of the good work done by Co-Presidents Susie and Doug with our Civic leaders are the Scout hall and Bushlink.
SCOUT HALL – the Northern Beaches Council has now confirmed that the DA for building refurbishment of the hall has been approved and agreed that Manly Rotary can fully consider and apply for Rotary Grants for the February 2018 window.
BUSHLINK – This was agreed as meeting our club guidelines for Disabled/Disadvantaged youth, but only as a Capital Project along with the potential to raise Grant money.  Ty Stokoe mentioned that his uncle is a “Seed Man” of some repute and could be invited to advise/help with such a project.
XMAS PARTY – A big thanks to Viv Coulson and her group of “Santa’s little Helpers” for the dinner with all agreeing that it was a successful evening.  In true Rotary spirit she was able to make a profit on the night ($20.30) and for her hard work there would be no problem if this made it’s way to the bottom of her Santa’s pillow!!
SEARGENT’S SESSION – David Park was left little time to extract fines, so started by fining all those who were late then accessed his “Dirt File” to solicitate more.  It was probably a sign of the quality/decorum of all present, or just the Xmas spirit, but most escaped further embarrassment.
RAFFLE – Richard Schroder
MEETING TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, WILL BE FINAL FOR THE YEAR and first meeting for the New Year will be TUESDAY, JANUARY16, 2018.
RYLA Dinner

As happens every year, the RYLA program of 2018 includes a formal dinner for RYLA participants and the Rotarians of their sponsoring clubs. It is an important part of the RYLA experience, and an opportunity for us to show our sponsored young leaders that RYLA is a program which we as Rotarians hold in high regard. It is also a chance to get to know your sponsored participants better, and invite them to your club meetings to talk about their RYLA experience or as potential new members.

It would be great if we could have a strong turnout of District 9685 Rotarians. Partners and guests, including the parents and family of sponsored participants, are more than welcome.

The formal dinner will be held on Tuesday 9th January 2018 at Miramare Gardens, Terrey Hills. The event commences at 6.30 pm and will conclude at approximately 10.30 pm. The cost is $50 per person and includes a two-course meal. Our guest speaker will be Michael Regan, Mayor of Northern Beaches Council. 

If you wish for family and/or friends to attend, please provide their names, Club association and any dietary requirements to RYLA dinner coordinator, Raylene Jarvis of Upper Northern Beaches Rotary Club. Her contact email is

Rotary District 9685 Conference
For full details on the Rotary District Conference please click here
MUNA - Model United Nations Assembly - Early Information

Key points:

* This is a program designed for our future leaders.

* It is targeted at students in Years 10, 11 and 12 in public and private schools.

* It develops an awareness of the United Nations and the counties they represent at this simulated UN Assembly. They address and debate problems and issues of international concern.

* Clubs sponsor teams (3 students per team) from high schools (preferably local) where each represent a UN country.

* The cost or sponsorship will be between $280 and $300.



* Expression of Interest (EIO) Information and further details will be distributed shortly.

* EOI will close Friday 8 December, 2017.

* Full Registrations Open : Monday 5 February, 2018.

* Registrations Close : Friday 9 March, 2018

* Countries Allocated and Resolutions Released : Friday 23 March, 2018

* Event : Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May , 2018. at Epping Boys High School.

Joke of the week

Weekly Newsletter from the Manly Rotary Club - 12th December 2017